Texas looks to build upon strong season in Houston

Julie Thompson

The No. 7 Longhorns look to continue their success at the second outdoor meet of the season this weekend at the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic in Houston.

The women ended the indoor season with a second-place finish at the NCAA championships in College Station. Last year, the team finished 42nd, but this year’s success came thanks to 38 points from 5,000-meter runner Mia Behm and high jumper Shanay Briscoe.

Last weekend, the team participated in the University of Central Florida Black and Gold Challenge meet. The women boasted 13 personal bests at the meet, as well as the nation’s top times in the 200-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Texas took the top three spots in the 200-meter hurdles, led by freshman Allison Peter who finished with a personal best 23.22 seconds.

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No. 7 Texas at Bayou Classic
Date: Fri. – Sat.
Place: Wendel D. Ley Track
(Houston, Texas)